Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants

What is an Orthopaedic PA?

Physician Assistant – or PA – is a full-fledged medical professional who works as part of a team with a doctor.
A PA is a graduate of an accredited PA educational program who is nationally certified and state-licensed to practice medicine with the supervision of a physician. These highly trained professionals perform physical examinations, diagnose and treat illnesses, order and interpret lab tests, prescribe medications, perform procedures, assist in surgery, provide patient education and counseling and make rounds in hospitals and nursing homes.
For orthopaedics and all specialties, PA educational programs are modeled on the medical school curriculum, with a combination of classroom and clinical instruction. The PA course of study is rigorous and intense. The average length of a PA education program is 27 months beyond a bachelor’s level education.
In addition, PAs also complete more than 2,000 hours of clinical rotations, with an emphasis on primary care in ambulatory clinics, physician offices and acute or long-term care facilities. Rotations include family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, general surgery, emergency medicine and psychiatry.  Some PA’s will also attend additional residency/fellowship programs to further their education and technical expertise in specialty medicine.  These programs last anywhere form 1-2 years depending on the specialty.
Practicing PAs participate in lifelong learning. In order to maintain national certification, a PA must complete 100 hours of continuing medical education every two years.
Brian L. Hambrick, PA-C

Brian L. Hambrick, PA-C

Brian L. Hambrick MPAS, PA-C is an Orthopedic Physician Assistant at Alpha Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in McKinney, Texas.
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Sean C. Holt, PA-C

Sean C. Holt, PA-C

He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Colorado and his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
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Paul Lutter, PA-C

Paul Lutter, PA-C

Paul Lutter, PA-C is from Lewisville, TX and completed his Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He also holds an Associate of Laboratory Science degree from George Washington University.
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Nick A Stroh, PA-C

Nick A. Stroh, PA-C

He earned his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University in 1995, and his PA degree from UT Southwestern in 2000.
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Trevor Fewins, PA

Trevor Fewins, PA-C

Trevor joined Alpha in 2016 and has been an orthopedic PA-C for over 3 years. Trevor is from the California Bay Area and prior to starting his career as a physician assistant, Trevor was an EMT.
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Allison Hogan, PA-C

Allison Hogan, PA-C

Allison comes to us from Houston, Texas. Allison received her undergraduate degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and her Masters of Science, Physician Assistant from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York
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